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avoidingtheclowns
02-28-2013, 05:13 PM
RIP THE CLIPS!




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Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
Where: The Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Officials: B. Salvatore, H. Workman, Z. Zarba

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Season Records: (W-L)




:xpacers:

http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.pnghttp://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>36-21</center>
http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Home: 24-5
West: 13-9</center>



:clippers:

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http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Away: 18-12
East: 14-8</center>

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http://www.nba.com/tvc/image/assets/wordmarks/IND_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:



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<center>MAHINMI</center>
<center>WEST</center>
<center>GEORGE</center>
<center>STEPHENSON</center>
<center>HILL</center>



http://www.nba.com/tvc/image/assets/wordmarks/LAC_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:



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<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/chris_paul.jpg</center>


<center>JORDAN</center>
<center>GRIFFIN</center>
<center>BUTLER</center>
<center>BILLUPS</center>
<center>PAUL</center>

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PACERS
Roy Hibbert - Getting Lance lined up for some sweet Entertainment 720 cash (out)
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CLIPPERS
Eric Bledsoe - Sore Left Calf (day-to-day)
Trey Thompkins - Left Knee Bone Bruise (out)



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Eight Points Nine Seconds:




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Avi Friedman: The Evolution of Lance Stephenson

While the whole world speculates whether Danny Granger’s return will slow down the
juggernaut that is the Indiana Pacers, at least one person has no concerns. The team’s
leader doesn’t think there is any chance that the return of the team’s captain will disrupt
anything — either chemistry-wise or on the court.

Last year Lance Stephenson hardly played at all. This year he’s played a large role in
helping the Pacers gain the second best record in the Eastern Conference and has done
a far better job of replacing Danny Granger than anyone would have expected.

In the 2011-2012 season Lance had the 11th most minutes played on the Pacers with
just 10.5 minutes per game (442 in total) in the regular season. He played no more than
12 minutes during any game in the entire playoffs. This season he has already tripled
those 442 minutes with just 29 games left in the season while logging 28.9 minutes per
game.

In many ways Lance has been able to make Danny’s absence nearly unnoticeable on the
court.

He is one of the main reasons the Pacers are on track to nearly replicate their winning
percentage from last season (.618 now compared to .636 last year.)

Stephenson had a storied high school career, becoming the all-time scoring leader for a
school where Stephon Marbury and Sebastian Telfair both played. Lance won four
straight New York City high school championships in division AA, an unprecedented feat,
and by scoring 2,946 points in his career, became the all-time leading high school scorer
in New York state.

Despite the fame, championships and ungodly point totals, Lance had minimal success in
college. Many attribute this to similar off-court problems to the ones he had in high
school. In his one year with Cincinnati, he failed to make the NCAA tournament and
decided to enter the NBA draft after one year of college.

Going into the 2010 NBA draft, Lance was predicted to go early in the second round. He
slipped all the way to to the tenth pick in round two. The Pacers were on the clock and
couldn’t pass on the potential.

For a long time, that’s all they had drafted: potential.

Lance hardly played at all his first season, and we’re only now getting a chance to see
him live up to his amateur hype. Based on the 53 games he has appeared in this season,
he has arguably been...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2013/02/the-evolution-of-lance-stephenson/)


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ClipperBlog:




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D.J. Foster: Looking at the Clippers' Lineups

Here’s Jacob Frankel checking in with a look at some lineup data for the Clippers this
season. How are the two starting lineups performing? Who should play in crunch time?
Jacob has it all here:

The trade deadline has come and gone and—despite the rumblings—the Clippers abstained
from a trade. This is the team Los Angeles will be going into the playoffs with and whether
or not it will be able to beat San Antonio and Oklahoma City is the looming question. We
can break this roster down into sub-units: lineups. Vinny Del Negro’s oft-criticized rotation
methods have been fairly successful this season. What are the keys of some of the
Clippers’ most used lineups and how can these translate to the playoffs and against the
Spurs and Thunder?

LA’s most used lineup is obviously their starters, but there are really two versions of this
lineup: with Chauncey Billups or without (where Willie Green starts on a Finals caliber
team). Due to his injury, we only have a limited sample of data on the first lineup (114
minutes). It posts an insane offensive efficiency of 119.3—NBA average is 106.3—but has
trouble on the other end of the court. The defensive efficiency of 107.6 is easily the
highest among all the Clippers’ units with 100+ minutes played and would rank 27th in the
league. Of course, both the stellar o-rating and ugly d-rating are both somewhat functions
of the teams the Clippers have played since they’ve had Billups back.

To get a more balanced sample size, lets look at this lineup’s stats from last season. In
2011-12 this unit’s offensive rating was lower, but one that would still rank 1st in today’s
NBA. The defensive efficiency posted would be percentage points better than Indiana’s
league best mark. It’s fair to say with more minutes, this unit’s statistics will even out and
fit more into what we’ve seen in the past.

The Green unit posts a lesser offensive efficiency, albeit one that would still rank 3rd in the
league, and a better defensive efficiency (than this year’s lineup). Again: the Billups lineup’s
statistics will likely regress on offense and improve on defense as the season goes on.
Billups is obviously...CONTINUE READING AT CLIPPERBLOG (http://clipperblog.com/2013/02/25/looking-at-the-clippers-lineups/)

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HoopData:




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Blake Murphy: DeAndre Jordan and the Crunch Time Conundrum

DeAndre Jordan is a worse free throw shooter than some players are three-point shooters.

With a 44% career free throw rate, Jordan is a huge liability late in close games, enough
so that coach Vinny del Negro has to be wary of playing him in such situations.

In fact, Jordan averages 26.5 minutes per game but has played just 4.5 minutes per fourth
quarter (http://media.nba.com/Stats/Dashboards/PlayerDashboard.aspx?&leagueid=00&seasonid=22012&perMode=1&split=3&playerid=201599), well below what you’d expect for a starter and one of a team’s core players. He’s
been protected on the offensive end such that he’s actually yet to take a free throw in the
fourth quarter, and has only been afforded 0.5 field goal attempts per fourth quarter.
Basically, when Jordan plays in the fourth, he is there for defense only.

I was interested to see if Jordan (a) is in a unique situation with limited fourth quarter
minutes and (b) should be a better free throw shooter given his shooting rates elsewhere.

Is this unique?

For the first point, I used NBA.com’s Advanced Stats Tool (http://media.nba.com/Stats/Dashboards/LeagueDashboard.aspx?leagueid=00&seasonid=22012&split=4&perMode=0&sortgrid=gridPlayerClutchStatistics&sortexp=PTS&sortdir=1) to find players in “crunch time”
(last five minutes, ahead or behind five points) who had the lowest usage rate.

We are, of course, dealing with very small samples at this point in the year, so Jordan is
one of many players with a miniscule usage rate in small crunch time minutes. He’s
certainly not unique in this regard, but it warrants further and more detailed study
controlling for FT%, position, etc.

Should he be better?

For the second part, I had planned to compare Jordan’s shooting percentages from
different distances and come up with a sort of “expected FT%.” However, Jordan shoots
so exclusively inside of five feet that the exercise would have been pointless.

Just how limited is Jordan’s range? Well, he’s taken just 23 shots outside of five feet this
season, and just five outside of nine feet. He’s a 65% shooter within five feet and shot
66% from there last year (when he took just 32 shots outside of five feet and just 10
outside of nine feet). It makes sense for him to stay there since he’s so effective, and the
samples are too small to know if he’d be any good from elsewhere (anecdotally, I doubt
he would).

Are they right to bench him?

So the question for the Clippers...CONTINUE READING AT HOOPDATA (http://hoopdata.com/blogengine/post/2012/11/26/DeAndre-Jordan-and-Crunch-Time.aspx)

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140 Characters of (Non-PD) Coverage



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Pacers
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA (https://twitter.com/#!/MikeWellsNBA)
Jared Wade @8pts9secs (https://twitter.com/#!/8pts9secs)
Tim Donahue @TimDonahue8p9s (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDonahue8p9s)
Tom Lewis @indycornrows (https://twitter.com/#!/IndyCornrows)


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Clippers
Brad Turner @BA_Turner (https://twitter.com/BA_Turner)
Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz (https://twitter.com/kevinarnovitz)
Steve Perrin @clippersteve (https://twitter.com/clippersteve)
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Doddage
02-28-2013, 05:18 PM
Gonna need Ian to step up.

TMJ31
02-28-2013, 05:35 PM
This is a game that scares me, the Clippers have some amazing talent.

Fortunately, so do the Pacers!

Roy or no Roy, let's protect our court!

Goyle
02-28-2013, 06:22 PM
Rivalry game for me AND we're bringing out the ABA throwbacks for this one.

I'm giddy as hell right now.

EDIT: Guess no throwbacks after all. :(

Pacer Fan
02-28-2013, 06:39 PM
Containment and blockouts. Paul and Lance should have a huge night. Especially, Paul, they have no answer for Paul. Butler can't stop him.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 06:41 PM
Protect our home, guys. Ian, we need you today.

Leggoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

:gopacers::gopacers::gopacers:

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 06:43 PM
I wanna see David West make a MVP statement tonight.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:03 PM
This is an even bigger statement game than the Warriors contest.

The Clippers are a legit championship contender and the Knicks are only a 1/2 game back in the standings.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:03 PM
Who said we were wearing throwbacks?:mad:

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:03 PM
WELP here we go

BlueNGold
02-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Tonight will be the night Roy Hibbert earns his pay check. It will become very obvious why he is needed.

Doddage
02-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Rivalry game for me AND we're bringing out the ABA throwbacks for this one.

I'm giddy as hell right now.

EDIT: Guess no throwbacks after all. :(
You must have confused this game for the one last year where the ABA throwbacks were worn.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:06 PM
Mahinmi showing why he is a backup.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:06 PM
Not a very good start for Ian :(

Nice pass, though.

BlueNGold
02-28-2013, 07:08 PM
We are thin in the front court.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:09 PM
You can already see Hibberts absence on defense.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:09 PM
MAHIMI


btw, if they're gunna let Chris Paul carry the ball like that, Mahimi had no chance. That should have been called.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Two fouls on Jordan already.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Nice one, Ian :)

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:10 PM
The Clippers have had a lot of open threes but fortunately missed them all so far.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:10 PM
Chris Paul is carrying the f'ing ball come on.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:11 PM
Looks like a very good crowd tonight...

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:11 PM
You can already see Hibberts absence on defense.

Yep, even West is looking bad on D.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:12 PM
They aren't gonna miss these wide open 3's all night.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:12 PM
Yep, even West is looking bad on D.

I disagree. West has played Griffin well.

Coopdog23
02-28-2013, 07:12 PM
West needs to keep posting up Griffin. Mahimi can beat Jordan off the dribble if he can just face up

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:14 PM
that..was..nice..

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:14 PM
Cant wait for Danny

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:14 PM
Hill :happydanc

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:15 PM
Oh my goodness we could be down 15 easily.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
George Hill is so freaking underrated.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Silly turnovers.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Mahinmi...

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
They are missing a lot of open 3s but West is also missing some shots that he normally makes.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Keep walking...

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
I disagree. West has played Griffin well.

I'm not sure about that.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
CHRIS PAUL JUST FING TRAVELED AGAIN WHAT THE F

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
thank you GHill!

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Ian and his God awful butter hands. Every single game.

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Mahinimi makes you really appreciate Roy Hibbert.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Hill :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Danny is in :)

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Hill is keeping the Pacers in this game.

greyhound80
02-28-2013, 07:18 PM
Silly turnovers.

We never met a turnover we didn't like.
It's what is keeping us from being the best team in the East

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:18 PM
my goodness Paul George is good.

Doddage
02-28-2013, 07:19 PM
Damn, Paul's handles were nice on that drive.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:19 PM
Did danny hit that lob? lol

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:19 PM
Good D on Griffin by Pendy.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:19 PM
Chris Paul has more travels than Davis West has points.

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
don't waste those Danny!

ApNeDtRiEeW
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Did danny hit that lob? lol

Kinda sounded like it lol

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Did danny hit that lob? lol

Judging from the crowd reaction, he did.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
No one would be saying Chris Paul travelled if Quinn didn't say it. Lets be honest.

ECKrueger
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Did danny hit that lob? lol

That's what I'm wondering. Heard the crowd, but the camera didn't pan.

The Blake Show
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Lol at people saying West would kill Griffin. Griffin already has 6 and 5 on 3-3 shooting while West is at 2 points, 1 board on 1-4 shooting.

Lance George
02-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Did danny hit that lob? lol

Ha. I was wondering the same thing. The crowd definitely reacted to something; I can only assume it was the basket going in.

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 07:21 PM
Which will happen first - a Chris Paul flop, a Matt Barnes dirty play, or a Blake Griffin alley-oop?

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:21 PM
I have a feeling that the Mahinmi can be the starter myth is going to die today.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Which will happen first - a Chris Paul flop, a Matt Barnes dirty play, or a Blake Griffin alley-oop?
Shots for each? :-D

Coopdog23
02-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Which will happen first - a Chris Paul flop, a Matt Barnes dirty play, or a Blake Griffin alley-oop?

Barnes

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:22 PM
But those 2 turnovers were bad :-p

ECKrueger
02-28-2013, 07:22 PM
come the **** on with these damn turnovers

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:22 PM
GOD STUP ****ING TURNING THE BALL OVER.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:23 PM
PG :happydanc

Blackspec
02-28-2013, 07:23 PM
I also feel West has been playing good D. Anyone listening to the Clippers broadcast? They are praising our D but saying no way we make the ECF without a superstar. Ugh!

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:24 PM
DANNY!

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:24 PM
DG :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc:dance::dance::dance :

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Be careful with Crawford he is a beast.

And yep I remember that the Pacers didn't want to give Portland their pick because they needed that pick to draft Plumlee :rolleyes:

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Pendergraph with hands of stone. Eight turnovers.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:25 PM
***** CHRIST

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Paul George stop making those silly passes. FFS! Look who you pass to. Jeff and Ian....

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Pendergraph not having a great outing thus far

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
BOOOOM DANNY!!

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
This is why people don't think Pender can be as good as Hans.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :happydanc

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Nice Danny.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
There's danny granger

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Danny is feeling it. Can you say that after two shots?

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:27 PM
How many turnovers? 30?

DJVendetta
02-28-2013, 07:27 PM
Danny is feeling it. Can you say that after two shots?

in his case you can, considering the last two games

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:27 PM
9 turnovers.

Marlin
02-28-2013, 07:28 PM
9 turnovers and we're only down by one? I'll take it.

But righten the ship asap as far as TOs go.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:28 PM
Nine turnovers. That is too many for an entire game let alone a quarter.

Pingu
02-28-2013, 07:28 PM
What's the record for TOs in a single NBA game?

Eleazar
02-28-2013, 07:28 PM
Danny is feeling it. Can you say that after two shots?

Those have been two beautiful shots, all net, so I will say yes.

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 07:29 PM
Nine turnovers and a lot of open three-pointers for the Clips - count your lucky stars, folks, because we should be facing a considerable deficit.

greyhound80
02-28-2013, 07:29 PM
On pace for about 40 turnovers. Unbelievably ridiculous.
When does the coach just lay into the players with a profanity laced tirade? I mean, nothing else is working. It's just lazy, careless, lack of focus crap.

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 07:29 PM
What's the record for TOs in a single NBA game?
looks like 45

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
1st quarter could be better but it could also be worse. We're missing Hibbert but we'll have to play this out without him. Protect homecourt!!

Leggooooooo :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Vogel said the No. 1 key to tonight's game was turnovers -- his team has 9 after one quarter. Shooting 61% helps. 26-25 Clips.</p>&mdash; Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottAgness/status/307288145068687360">March 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> smh

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
make that 10.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Augustine in. Order restored.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
make that 11

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
11. Wow.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Ya we're going for a record tonight. No doubt.

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:31 PM
We are going for a turnover record

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:31 PM
Damn people stop it!!

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:31 PM
ARE YOU ****ING SERIOUS

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:31 PM
dg!!

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:31 PM
DANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Yeah, the rumors of Danny's demise have been greatly exagerrated.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Get Pendergraph out of the game!

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Odom looks like dew on a windshield lol

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:32 PM
The most misleading 63% FG ever

Doddage
02-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Damn, what a finish by OJ!

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:33 PM
Come on DJ. Grab him or something.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:33 PM
This is brutal

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:33 PM
These turnovers remind me of the first 10 games of the season. Come on guys. Take care of the damn ball. These are almost all unforced turnovers.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:33 PM
COME ON IS THIS A ****ING JOKE!

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
umm hello!!! :) GO DANNY!

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Give the rock to Danny

Gold
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
HE'S BACK

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYY :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

Please, take care of the ball.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Amazing that they tied the game.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Wow...Granger would be great off the bench

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
getting Granger for free was an awesome deadline move

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
yeah i laughed all the way to the lead.

BornReady
02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Lets go DANNY! Welcome back!!!!!

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:35 PM
Googling turnover records right now.

greyhound80
02-28-2013, 07:35 PM
How good would we be if we actually cared about each possession?

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:35 PM
This is encouraging but Danny looks a bit winded.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:36 PM
getting Granger for free was an awesome deadline move

13mil a year is not free, just thought I let you know that.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:37 PM
13mil a year is not free, just thought I let you know that.

Right over your head..

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 07:37 PM
13mil a year is not free, just thought I let you know that.

lighten up.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:37 PM
Pendy is still in. :mad:

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:38 PM
Right over your head..

Barbosa was free last year.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:38 PM
I have no clue what to think of this right now

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:38 PM
Another turnover

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
about done with this crap.. lol

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
Literally just giving clippers buckets

Marlin
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
Whoa, what a craptastic stretch

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
What a joke.

DJVendetta
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
The clippers don't impress, but jeez we're about to make them look like the most dangerous defense

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
A turnover from the inbound pass. Really? Really!
This is deflating.

Constellations
02-28-2013, 07:39 PM
That was a foul on that strip by Bledsoe. Refs are going to be ferking ridiculous tonight. I might have to put Black Ops II back in.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:40 PM
lighten up.

I am, now that I think about it I'm pretty sure insurance paid a good portion of his salary right? I believe they pay a huge portion if somebody misses 40+ games or some like that.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:40 PM
This is a joke. The Pacers are giving the game away.

Gold
02-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Laaawwd these turnovers. lol

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Sooooooooooooooooo many turnovers :(

West, we need you tonight.

Foul on Smits
02-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Why is Dr. J in some dark bar drinking?

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:42 PM
Who is supposed to be guarding Jamal Crawford? They might need to actually start guarding him.

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 07:42 PM
Why is Dr. J in some dark bar drinking?

because that commercial is awesome, that's why

Constellations
02-28-2013, 07:42 PM
Vogel still waits to long to put starters back in.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:43 PM
The Clippers have had open looks at threes all night, they just started making them.

DEEman
02-28-2013, 07:43 PM
We dont have depth? Damn, we are playing without our starting Center for crying out loud

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:44 PM
Vinnie the Black went to the salon today. Excellent spray tan.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:44 PM
This reffs are helping the Pacers lol

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 07:44 PM
"And one...ahh"

PacersHomer
02-28-2013, 07:46 PM
That stupid fight gave the Knicks hope. They got to beat the Warriors and we're shorthanded versus the Clippers.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:47 PM
They are start making those open 3's and this game is over.

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Have we investigated signing Cliff Paul? Can't we get him some rec specs?

PacersHomer
02-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Bad day for David to not show up.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:48 PM
The Clippers are just a better team. They are athletic and cause a lot of problems defensively.

The Future
02-28-2013, 07:49 PM
Getting punked by the biggest thugs in the NBA: Turiaf and Barnes.

Damn I hate the Clippers.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:49 PM
Not having Hibber hurts. turiafs getting offensive boards

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:49 PM
NO FOUL?!!

PacersHomer
02-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Huge missed call there. Get a T, Vogel.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Getting punked by the biggest thugs in the NBA: Turiaf and Barnes.

Damn I hate the Clippers.

I would love to have those two guys here, both of them together make like 1.5 millions, compare that with Mahinmi and the other bench players.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Lance :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Lance again :happydanc

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:51 PM
lance is playin sexy!

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Huge plays there from Lance.

greyhound80
02-28-2013, 07:51 PM
What kind of stupid defensive philosophy is causing Mahinmi to end up on Paul time after time? Come on Frank!

Pacerized
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Lance, awesome.

Hibbert is missed in this game

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
I would love to have those two guys here, both of them together make like 1.5 millions, compare that with Mahinmi and the other bench players.

You love everyone that plays on other teams.

The Future
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
I would love to have those two guys here, both of them together make like 1.5 millions, compare that with Mahinmi and the other bench players.

I agree they are pretty good role players.

Just not a fan of them, big time punks.

Lance George
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Maybe I'm too optimistic, but this games feels like a win to me.

Constellations
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
I would love to have those two guys here, both of them together make like 1.5 millions, compare that with Mahinmi and the other bench players.

Maybe Turiaf, but I would have a hard time watching the Pacers if they signed somebody like Matt Barnes.

HickeyS2000
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
anyone else want to hang themselves listening to these horrible clippers play guys?

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Chris Paul is just scary good. He looks in complete control and like he knows exactly what he wants to do on the floor.

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 07:53 PM
What kind of stupid defensive philosophy is causing Mahinmi to end up on Paul time after time? Come on Frank!

Do we know it's Frank's call to switch or it's just the players themselves?

Eddie Gill
02-28-2013, 07:53 PM
Griffin has looked seriously bothered at times by Mahinmi and Pendergraph in the post.

pumpk35
02-28-2013, 07:53 PM
What kind of stupid defensive philosophy is causing Mahinmi to end up on Paul time after time? Come on Frank!

Pick and roll about 15 feet out, can't leave Blake griffin or that's a free dunk, can't leave Chris Paul, too quick.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:54 PM
Lance on D now. Nice :D

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:54 PM
But the TO now :(

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:55 PM
WOW.

just wow

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:56 PM
PG :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 07:56 PM
We've had a lot of prayers answered tonight. God must be a small market fan.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:56 PM
DA play by hill..

greyhound80
02-28-2013, 07:56 PM
Do we know it's Frank's call to switch or it's just the players themselves?

Well it's happened three times at least so I put that squarely on Frank. And I love Frank.

rock747
02-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Mahimni's hands are why he will never be a starter

Magic P
02-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Ian is so annoying to watch

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Ian, hold on to the ball :(

Constellations
02-28-2013, 07:57 PM
WOW!

Coupe
02-28-2013, 07:57 PM
LOL West made a 3

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 07:58 PM
West draino lol

cdash
02-28-2013, 07:58 PM
Refs are letting them play. I like it. I knew we complain about NBA refs quite a bit, but they are leaps and bounds better than college officials.

We have hit a lot of BS shots tonight :laugh:

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 07:58 PM
If the Clippers start hitting their threes this could get ugly. Lucky to be down two.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 07:58 PM
Wow, we've been extremely lucky with those two 3s.

David ****ING West :happydanc

croz24
02-28-2013, 07:58 PM
Feel like I'm watching the Hoosiers vs the Gophers all over again. Our bigs have been non-existant, excluding West of course.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 07:59 PM
You love everyone that plays on other teams.

I have always been a fan or Barnes and Turiaf since Golden State, Barnes is doing what the Pacers wanted Green to do while making only 800K this year, not only that but the guy can play D, he is an steal.

Turiaf also makes nothing for his production, you sign those guys instead of Ian and Green and you have enough money to do something else like re-signing Granger or something like that, but yeah I love other players....

Constellations
02-28-2013, 07:59 PM
LOL West made a 3

It is kinda funny, but really, he can make them. He doesn't shoot them unless he has too, but he can honestly from that range.

rabid
02-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Turnovers are killing us, hopefully Vogel can make some adjustments to help fix that problem

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Ian, hold on to the ball :(

He simply can't. So frustrating having to watch that.

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Feel like I'm watching the Hoosiers vs the Gophers all over again. Our bigs have been non-existant, excluding West of course.

West hasn't been good so far. He has played some decent D on Griffin though.

Pacer Fan
02-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Ian needs some stick'em. He can't hold on to the ball to save his life.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Maybe Turiaf, but I would have a hard time watching the Pacers if they signed somebody like Matt Barnes.

10 and 5 for Barnes and pretty good D for only 800K? steal.

shags
02-28-2013, 08:02 PM
TNT's pre-game show has almost been entirely about the Indiana Pacers, even with the Bulls and Sixers the game they have.

cdash
02-28-2013, 08:02 PM
but yeah I love other players

Takes a big man to admit this. Well done. I salute you.

Coopdog23
02-28-2013, 08:02 PM
Either we're not going to turn it over much in the second half or they're going to make 3's

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:03 PM
Takes a big man to admit this. Well done. I salute you.

I hate you.

cdash
02-28-2013, 08:04 PM
I hate you.

:laugh:

Jessen
02-28-2013, 08:05 PM
TNT's pre-game show has almost been entirely about the Indiana Pacers, even with the Bulls and Sixers the game they have.

I'm still baffled that the Sixers, Bulls game got picked up over this match up.

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 08:06 PM
Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story is on PBS at 9, so set your DVRs. Woulda thought they wouldn't schedule it during a Pacers game.

greyhound80
02-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Turnovers are killing us, hopefully Vogel can make some adjustments to help fix that problem

They have 17 pts off of our 15 turnovers. We are the poorest passing team in the league. And I mean as far as reading the defense, leading the player, throwing an actual catchable pass. Start fining guys for bad passes? I don't know what will wake them up.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:09 PM
I'm still baffled that the Sixers, Bulls game got picked up over this match up.

I'm pretty sure they expected Rose and Bynum to be healthy by now.

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 08:10 PM
Not confident about our chances in the second half. Unless we cut the ridiculous mistakes, we ain't getting this game. No matter how well we shoot.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:11 PM
The Clippers are 1/14 from three. That is very concerning. They will make those open threes in the second half.

The Pacers need fewer than five turnovers in the second half if they want a chance to win this game.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:13 PM
Hibbert's absence is pretty glaring against a team like the Clippers. His size and defensive presence would keep Griffin and Jordan out of the paint a lot more.

Pacer Fan
02-28-2013, 08:14 PM
Pacers over analyzing offense and need to just play ball.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:15 PM
Bad first possession. You have to get a better look than a contested three.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:16 PM
What are they chanting? We need a 55/g2 zone microphone..

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Ian just break Jordan's nose?

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Run the offense through West!!

Jessen
02-28-2013, 08:16 PM
I'm pretty sure they expected Rose and Bynum to be healthy by now.

I thought TNT had some flex time but I'm probably wrong.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Ian just break Jordan's nose?

Yep

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:18 PM
thank gawd.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Yep

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32241036.jpg

notrly.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 08:19 PM
We got the lead :happydanc

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:20 PM
We got the lead :happydanc

For a few seconds at least.

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:20 PM
I wonder why the Clippers don't play more up tempo? they could be like the new Phoenix Suns but better.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Very impressed with the Clippers defense. Of course, the Pacers make it easy for them with a lot of dribbling and one on one play.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 08:21 PM
West & Lance :happydanc

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
There we go. Attack the rim with Jordan out!!

LoneGranger33
02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
Hahaha...Odom froze in place, hoping his lack of movement would make him invisible and a foul wouldn't be called.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
PG :happydanc

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
chris paul givin handies for these no calls?

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:24 PM
Chris Paul can do that to people.

cdash
02-28-2013, 08:24 PM
Holy farts. That was dirty.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Come on Pacers, how many highlight plays are you going to give up?

Heisenberg
02-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Ian if you're gonna foul Griffin you gotta FOUL him

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:26 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOM

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Ian :happydanc

docpaul
02-28-2013, 08:26 PM
YES FREAKING LANCE.

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Lovin Lance tonight.

Nuntius
02-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Laaaaaaaaance :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

cdash
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
I love Lance's emotion, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified that he's going to snap and get a horrible technical at some point in a key playoff game.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Lance with 14 so far.

Jessen
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
I feel like I'm watching the All Star game with all of these dunks!

DJVendetta
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
I hope DG continues to shoot with that hot hand when he comes off the bench, that will really get us going even more

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Blake is overrated.

Johanvil
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Lol at Lance's look. Ready to kill somebody.

boombaby1987
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
I love Lance's emotion, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified that he's going to snap and get a horrible technical at some point in a key playoff game.

Or worse...:blush:

rabid
02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
OOOOOOOOH Lance :D

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:29 PM
So Jordan is not coming back? what a baby.

Coupe
02-28-2013, 08:30 PM
finally a turnover on clips

vnzla81
02-28-2013, 08:30 PM
Ian and Turiaf use the same hand lotion.

DJVendetta
02-28-2013, 08:31 PM
CP3 with the ******** flops

hoosierguy
02-28-2013, 08:31 PM
Dangit. Never foul a three point shooter!!